Sony is reportedly planning to double the resolution of the PlayStation 3 for its next-generation console, according to consumer electronics news site BGR.
BGR cites an anonymous source who reportedly told the site that Sony is planning to implement 4K resolution in the PlayStation 4, following the publisher's reportedly planned lineup of 80-inch XBR LED television sets sporting the same resolution. 4K has a horizontal pixel count of 4096, and is double the resolution of 1080p.
BGR claims Sony is implementing a larger scheme to push out 4K to consumers, likening it to the publisher's earlier efforts with 3D. The site says Sony's move to include support for 4K resolution media like games and movies in its next-gen console is part of an incentive to draw consumers to 4K television sets.
Development on the PlayStation 4 has been tracked back to 2010. Regarding when gamers might see the PS4, PlayStation CEO Andrew House has previously stated the publisher won't show the new hardware until it can demonstrate a "significant" leap over the PS3.
An analyst report predicts both Sony and Microsoft will have their respective future-generation consoles on store shelves by the end of next year. Sony's PS4 is rumored to boast the same graphics card as Microsoft's next Xbox.
For more on the PS4, check out GameSpot's rumor roundup feature.